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Last modified: February 1, 2012, 3:49 PM
The private, not-for-profit Alliance for Aging Research is the nation's leading citizen advocacy organization for improving the health and independence of Americans as they age. We were founded in 1986 to promote medical and behavioral research into the aging process. Simply speaking, we strive to advance science and enhance lives through a variety of activities and initiatives, such as fighting for federal legislation that will advance medical breakthroughs; building coalitions of diverse organizations and individuals to bring visibility and support to aging research; and advocating for more research dollars to go to age-related diseases like Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and Parkinson's, as well as better scientific understanding of the aging process.